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Bose® DesignMax DM8C

8" commercial in-ceiling speaker (White)

Item # 201BDM8CW

This speaker's 175° conical dispersion pattern and low profile make it a great choice for rooms with drop ceilings.

This speaker's 175° conical dispersion pattern and low profile make it a great choice for rooms with drop ceilings.

Item # 201BDM8CW

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About the Bose® DesignMax DM8C

A low-profile in-ceiling speaker

The Bose DesignMax DM8C in-ceiling speaker offers a solid option for background music and announcements in an enclosure that can be installed overhead in a large, open space. It features an 8" woofer for solid low end, and a coaxially mounted 1" compression driver. A 175° conical dispersion pattern helps you get maximum coverage with relatively few speakers.

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A low-profile in-ceiling speaker

The Bose DesignMax DM8C in-ceiling speaker offers a solid option for background music and announcements in an enclosure that can be installed overhead in a large, open space. It features an 8" woofer for solid low end, and a coaxially mounted 1" compression driver. A 175° conical dispersion pattern helps you get maximum coverage with relatively few speakers.

Custom Bose-designed drivers deliver flat frequency response without the need for additional DSP or EQ processing.

The benefits of DesignMax

DesignMax in-ceiling speakers offer faster, safer installation. The enclosure includes QuickHold spring-loaded mounting arms that hold the speaker in place so your hands are free to finish the installation. They also blend into your decor, with minimum-bezel grilles and a removable Bose logo. An adjustable tile bridge is included. When installing in new construction, a Bose rough-in kit (not included) can help you mark speaker locations.

Part of a customizable Bose system

The Bose DesignMax product line includes speakers that fit in different spaces but are designed to work together.

Our system designers can help you choose the right mix of products to customize a system that sounds amazing in your unique space.

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Product highlights:

  • single in-ceiling speaker
  • 8" woofer with coaxially mounted 1" compression driver
  • voiced for tonal consistency with other Bose® DesignMax components
  • 175° conical dispersion pattern
  • multi-tap transformer:
    • 70-volt taps at 2.5, 5, 10, 20, 40, 80 and 150 watts
    • 100-volt taps at 5, 10, 20, 40, 80 and 150 watts
    • 8-ohm bypass for use with standard home stereo equipment
  • 125 watts continuous program power at 8 ohms
  • frequency response: 60-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • adjustable tile bridge included
  • QuickHold spring-loaded mounting arms for easy, safe installation
  • 16-1/8" diameter x 10" depth
  • cutout diameter: 13-3/4"
  • weight: 21.1 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 802080-0210

What's in the box:

  • 1 In-ceiling speaker
  • Perforated steel grille (white) w/attached safety lanyard
  • 4 Tile-bridge rail sections
  • 1 Tile-bridge mounting ring
  • 6-Pin Euroblock connector (installed)
  • Cardboard cutout template
  • Installation guide (Eng/Span/Fren/Others)
  • Parts list

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Features & specs

General
Drivers per speaker 2
Woofer Size (inches) 8
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
System Frequency response 60Hz-20kHz
Maximum SPL 119
Power Handling
Power rating 150
Peak Power rating ---
Specs
Width (inches) 16-3/16
Height (inches) 10-1/8
Depth (inches) 9-1/2
Weight 21.1 lbs

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Features

Overview: The Bose DesignMax DM8C is a high-performance, 70/100 volt, in-ceiling loudspeaker that has been designed for foreground music and speech reproduction in a wide range of installed applications, such as performing arts centers, houses of worship, retail stores, conference centers, hospitality venues, and more. The front baffle is made from durable ABS plastic with a powder-coated perforated metal grille, and is housed in a steel backcan. The DM8C features an 8" woofer with a center-firing coaxial 1" compression driver, all mounted in a ported enclosure that can deliver high output with 135˚ of conical coverage and a frequency range of 52Hz-20kHz (-10dB).

Shared Voicing: Shared voicing across the entire product line allows Bose DesignMax loudspeakers to be integrated into the same system while maintaining consistent tonal quality.

70/100 Volt: The DM8C is rated for 150W RMS (600W peak) and can be used with 70/100 volt systems. The in-ceiling speaker also includes an 8Ω bypass mode. An easy-to-change dial on the face of the speaker allows tap settings to be made without having to remove the speaker from its mount. The following tap settings are available:

  • 70 V: 2.5W, 5W, 10W, 20W, 40W, and 80W
  • 100 V: 5W, 10W, 12W, 20W, 40W, and 80W
  • 8Ω: Bypass

Connections: The DM8C features a 6-pin Euroblock (Phoenix) connector for attaching speaker wire. Each Euroblock terminal can accommodate wire from 18 AWG to 14 AWG and is accessible from the front of the speaker, allowing it to be wired while mounted. Each speaker's Euroblock connector includes a set of Output terminals for "daisy-chaining" multiple speakers. The 6-pin Euroblock terminals include:

  • In:
    • 70/100V: Positive (+)
    • 8Ω: Positive (+)
    • Com: Negative (-)
  • Out:
    • 70/100V: Positive (+)
    • 8Ω: Positive (+)
    • Com: Negative (-)

Mounting: The DM8C features Bose's patented QuickHold mounting system that includes three integrated mounting arms that swing outward when tightened from the front of the speaker, supporting the speaker against the back of the mounting surface. The DM8C speaker includes a tile-bridge for mounting the speaker into drop-ceilings where extra support is necessary. An optional rough-in kit (sold separately) is also available for new-construction installations. The kit includes 6 rough-in brackets, for multi-speaker installations.

Grilles: The DM8C speaker includes a magnetically attached perforated steel grille, providing easy removal and access to the front of the speakers. The powder-coated grille can be painted to match the surrounding decor, and includes a rotatable logo and safety lanyard.

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response (+/-3dB): 60Hz - 20kHz
  • Frequency Range (-10 dB): 52Hz - 20kHz
  • Power Handling: 150W RMS/ 600W Peak
  • Nominal Dispersion: 135˚ conical
  • Recommended High-pass Filter: 45Hz (24dB/oct)
  • Sensitivity: 91dB SPL
  • Maximum SPL: 119dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8Ω (transformer bypassed)
  • Transformer Taps:
    • 70 V: 2.5W, 5W, 10W, 20W, 40W, 80W
    • 100 V: 5W, 10W, 20W, 40W, 80W
    • 8Ω: Bypass
  • Drivers: Coaxially mounted 8" woofer and a coaxial center-firing 1" compression driver
  • Enclosure: ABS baffle and steel backcan
  • Grille: Powder-coated, perforated steel. Magnetically attached.
  • Connectors: 6-Pin Euroblock (Phoenix) connector for Input and Output.
  • Dimensions:
    • Outer Flange Diameter: 15.38"
    • Grille Diameter: 16.13"
    • Mounting Depth: 9.45"
    • Cutout Diameter: 13.38"
    • Maximum Ceiling Thickness: 3.0"
  • Weight: 21.1 lbs. (w/grille)

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